At the conference, when observing the road user in the context of automated driving, the focus is placed less upon physical limits, and rather on cognitive characteristics, the ability to perceive and react. Accident research still delivers valuable results, however in addition to this retrospective approach, the additional element of prospective analysis must also be incorporated. Aspects including adequate validation of necessary functions, assessment of controllability of critical situations caused by road users, a validated prognosis of the potential effectiveness of new systems and many additional similar topics will be specifically addressed as part of this congress.
The focal points described here distinguish themselves by means of both a non-competitive nature and the powerful need for the interconnectedness of the affected and involved parties. This expert dialogue intends to offer a substantial contribution to precisely these two aspects.
As opposed to other events, a strong emphasis is placed on the dialogue character of this event: compact expert contributions with sufficient opportunity for discussion and exchange. The line-up of the program committee reflects the interdisciplinary character contained in the selected presentations.